W – Wear a mask where required as per Carleton’s Mask Policy

Wear a mask when in a publicly accessible indoor space, when in workplaces where a two-metre physical distance cannot be consistently maintained, or within common or shared spaces.

I – Isolate yourself when you’re feeling unwell

If you are feeling unwell, do not come to campus or enter any on-campus building. If you are on campus and are feeling unwell, leave campus immediately; employees must inform their manager/supervisor electronically. Follow the advice from Ottawa Public Health and report all cases of symptoms potentially linked to COVID-19.

S – Stay two metres (six feet) apart from others

Maintain physical distance by staying two metres (six feet) apart. Respect and follow all posted signage and use approved entrances and exits.

E – Exercise proper hand hygiene

Wash your hands regularly or use sanitizer (for 20 seconds) especially before touching your face or removing your mask.


You are helping to reduce the spread of COVID-19 by wearing a mask, physical distancing, washing your hands often and staying home when feeling unwell.

Let’s all show kindness to those who cannot wear a mask.